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  •  If we had a government that governed (3+ / 0-)
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    Dave925, zaka1, MixedContent

    in our interests, we might have a shot, although I agree that it's pretty late in the game...

    But, of course, we don't.

    Whom do you blame more? The rattlesnake, or the bipartisan guy who put it in your sleeping bag?

    by chuckvw on Sun Jan 23, 2011 at 02:11:39 PM PST

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    •  No we have a government (2+ / 0-)
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      chuckvw, zaka1

      That sells us Bullshit like "competitiveness". We all must re-train you know.

      "The rich will strive to establish their dominion and enslave the rest. They always did... they always will. . ." Governeur Morris

      by Dave925 on Sun Jan 23, 2011 at 02:49:04 PM PST

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    •  "Whaddaya mean 'we,' little man?" (2+ / 0-)
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      chuckvw, zaka1

      It's the principal-agent problem, and it's been spreading like a blight through every aspect of our increasingly abstraction-based economy and political system, probably since 1789 or before.  Human social systems may be at least partly cyclical, and the blight may only stop growing when it kills its host.

      Thumbs up on the sig.

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